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Bless Me, Ultima

by Anaya, Rudolfo

Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose.

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

by Bach, Richard

What if a Siddartha or a Jesus came into our time, with power over the illusions of the world?

Forbidden City

by Bell, William

Historical fiction of the great events that swept China in the spring of 1989, after the Tian An Men Square uprising.

Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

Futuristic story of a society which burns books, and a man who tries to change things.

Jane Eyre

by Brontë, Charlotte

"Come to me-come to me entirely now," said he. "Make my happiness--I will make yours." Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to escape the confines of her life.

The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

Story by the Nobel Prize winning author about an honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan in pre-revolutionary China.

The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan #3)

by Clancy, Tom

The officers aboard a new Soviet ballistic-missile submarine are attempting to defect. If the U.S. fleet can locate the sub and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time.

Heart of Darkness

by Conrad, Joseph

Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience of rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Deerslayer

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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I Heard the Owl Call My Name

by Craven, Margaret

A novel about the clash of the ancient culture versus the modern culture of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest.

Boy: Tales from Childhood

by Dahl, Roald

Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.

A Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

Classic tale featuring Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

David Copperfield

by Dickens, Charles

David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist.

Great Expectations

by Dickens, Charles

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's

Hard Times

by Dickens, Charles

Book Description Woes of Victorian life for the underclass.

Emily Dickinson

by Dickinson, Emily and Wilbur, Richard

A collection of Emily Dickinson's poetry

Crime and Punishment

by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor and Garnett, Constance

From inside flap: Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Dumas, Alexandre

From the back cover: Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life tale of wrongful imprisonment was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

Invisible Manis a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S.

Johnny Tremain

by Forbes, Esther

This historical novel relates the experiences of Johnny Tremain, a young teenager living in Boston between 1773 and 1776, and his involvement in the historic events taking place at that time.

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

by Frank, Anne

A teenage Jewish girl's recorded thoughts and impressions while she and her family were being hidden in a safe house during the Nazi occupation of Holland.

Cold Mountain

by Frazier, Charles

Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loves.

Ellen Foster

by Gibbons, Kaye

The story of a redoubtable 11-year-old orphan who overcomes adversity with humor, spunk and determination.

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Rostand, Edmond and Thomas, Gladys and Guillemard, Mary F.

Book Description Rostand's masterpiece-and the ultimate triumph of the great French romantic tradition-is the magnificent hero-for-all-seasons, Cyrano de Bergerac.

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